Posted by: Kevin | January 18, 2007

“Chasing Cars” by the Snow Patrol…

…Makes me want to kick someone in the nuts.  Let me first set the record straight.  I have no problem with love songs in general, but I do have a few requirements.  First the guitarist needs to play more than four notes the entire song.  Second, the lyrics and singing should convey something other than “I’m sad and pathetic.” 

Sadly, Chasing Cars meets neither of those requirements.  As with any exceptionally cheesy song, this is getting outrageously overplayed right now.  So I must air my grievances in the only way I know how, mockery.  I’ll be casting myself as “willing but impatient female” for the remainder of this post.

We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own

Seriously dude WTF are you talking about?

We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone

Ohh, you’re trying to get some alone time with me, what for?

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

You want me to lay with you, are you talking in the biblical sense?

I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel

What you’re trying to say is “I want to bone you.”  See, not so hard.

Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough

Not 3 words, 5.  Unless you were thinking “Let’s have sex” that’s 3 words.  And no they aren’t said too much, in fact once would be enough.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Oh crap, you’re going to start whining aren’t you.  Do you need a hanky or something?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s burstin’ into life

You can start by forgetting that crap about needing to cry in order to get laid.  Seriously, I’ve got your bursting garden right here.

Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

You do realize that we’re wasting time already, right?

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

AHH, more whining!  What’s it going to take to get you to shut up?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

I think we’ve been over this already.

All that I am
All that I ever was
It’s here in your perfect eyes
They’re all I can see

Oh crap, not only will you not shut up and have sex but you’re going to become a stalker aren’t you?

I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things
Will never change for us at all

Hmm, you might stalk me and you’re never going to change.  Maybe I better call the police.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Better yet, you go ahead and lay there.  Yep right there, in the driveway, um… over by the back tires.  I’m just gonna go start the car.  No, no reason, you just lay right there.

Lyrics from MetroLyrics.com

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Responses

  1. Bullshit. Take a look on the wildside of it, think u’ll be surprised.

    “If I lay here, if I just lay here …” is an expression you’ll never understand, unfortunately. It is a song full of emotion and deep feelings .. and guess what: it’s not so bad to show that u r pathetic. If you have a reason. And Snow Patrol do.

  2. Bwahaha.

    I love your posts about exceptionally cheesy songs.

  3. Talk about lyrics that try too hard and end up meaningless!

    Love this de-construction, Kevin.

  4. The first few times I heard this song I laughed and thought about sex too! That is too funny! Anyways, I understand that it is probably supposed to be meaningful but it does drag on and becomes quite redundant. After all, how many different words are in the song? Not many….

  5. Erica, it was the “show me a garden” line that got me to make the connection with sex. Then, I honestly thought about how I would feel if many years from now my daughter brings him a guy like the one in this song. I realized that I’d have to kick his ass on general principle.

  6. u dont get the point probably its a little redundant but still it is v gud k u may hate it but the point that u hate it so badly shows that ur some sad loser u likes to dis at everything

  7. I love this song. I feel like u can intrepret it however you like. If you’ve actually pinned for someone you would understand. And not everything has to be about sex, you can make the assumption or not.It can just be about actually laying together in each others company. I think its a bittersweet song. And I cant really say I found your comments all that funny anyway dude.

  8. Let’s have sex –> not 3 words, but 4
    let+us+have+sex=4
    Thank you

  9. “Me” That you for demonstrating why I hated all of my high school English teachers.

  10. For once, I actually agree with your comments. I wrote a (pretty lame) parody about how pathetic this song is and posted it on amiright.com. It can be found at http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/snowpatrol2.shtml
    If it really is more pathetic than the original song, don’t blame me. This is only my second parody. (You don’t want to see my first.)

  11. When he talks about those three words, perhaps it could have been “I love you”. It’s not always about sex (unless of course you’re a pathetic pervert with nothing better to do than obessess about getting laid). Grow up and look deeper

  12. Ouch. Some of these comments are harsh. I have to admit, I love this song, but your de-constructing is hilarious. I don’t see anything wrong with finding a connection to sex. I do it all the time and I’m a girl. People here just need to calm down and relax.

    Kt, there’s nothing wrong with acting a bit immature sometimes, especially when it’s just a song. Why look deep when there’s humor on the surface?? And what’s wrong with sex? Just because he makes a parody about getting laid, doesn’t make him obsessed.

    Again, it’s just a song and the interpretation of someone with a sense of humor. I suggest all of you who are rude and defensive about it should get one. Life’s to short to get all pissed off over a song.

    Great post.
    ~~~Another Sad Song~~~

  13. omg thank you so much!!!!!! i think da exact same things bout dat song!!!!its shit!! 3 notes come on!!!! im thinkin of startin up a band nd doin some good old fashioned rock nd roll- not this shit!!!!!
    everybody seems to like dis song nd i eventually found someone who hates it !!!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Yeahhh. Question. Why do we make fun of what we don’t like? If you took time to put together a song you liked and it became big then you saw THIS how would you feel? I mean are you 6? Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean you have to be an ass. Everyone has an opinnion. Mine is that you should grow up. Thanks.

    -Your terrorist friend

  15. Al Khaled, bad enough that you have to disparage my writing but by calling yourself my terrorist friend you’ve totally fucked my chances of running for president someday. Thanks a lot asshole.

  16. If we took everything literally, like you did to this song, then art would not exist. Look at the meaning of the lyrics please. They have a deeper meaning.


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